Brad Pitt got to spend some time with his six children on Christmas, despite the fact that he’s currently locked in a bitter custody battle with estranged wife Angelina Jolie.
An insider told In Touch that even though the actor only saw the kids for part of the day, Angelina wasn’t happy about the visit. “[She’s] furious about this. She’s having a meltdown,” the source revealed. “After being told that the kids were cleared to visit Brad at his house she tried to change the terms and have the visit at her home. But she was firmly told no. And that made her furious.”
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Their current legal situation made things even more awkward. “Brad and Angelina are continuing their court battle, with Brad wanting joint custody of their six children and Angelina insisting on sole custody,” the insider continued.
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“Brad filed papers this week wanting everything sealed and attacking Angelina for making details of their battle public, claiming it would hurt the children. One of those details was Angelina naming the therapists who are treating the children. But this is a big victory for Brad as Angelina didn’t even want the kids to see him on Christmas,” the source added.
According to Us Weekly, the 53-year-old was able to exchange gifts with Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, Vivienne, 8, and Knox, 8. “Brad gave them presents and it was cordial,” a source shared.
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Life without his children must be heartbreaking for the Oscar winner, given how much he’s gushed about parenthood in the past. “Children give a lot: peace of mind, joy for life, the desire to develop as a person. I love to take them on nature trips. I climb out of my skin trying to invent new games for them… Each of them is an integral part of my life. Forever,” he previously said.
Scroll through the slideshow to see a timeline of Angie and Brad's relationship!
The couple met on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2003 while Brad was still married to Jennifer Aniston. Although they tried to keep their attraction under wraps, their love blossomed.
"I think a few months in I realized, 'God, I can't wait to get to work,' " she told Vogue in 2006. "Anything we had to do with each other, we just found a lot of joy in it together and a lot of real teamwork. We just became kind of a pair."
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